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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Pope Why not MP4? (126 comments)

Why wouldn't they choose h.264/mp4? It's playable just about anywhere these days.

5 days ago
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Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

Pope Re:Not Sharing (181 comments)

Correct. There is no such thing as the "sharing economy."

5 days ago
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Is Dong Nguyen Trolling Gamers With "Swing Copters"?

Pope Re:Absolutely not. (112 comments)

2048 is terrible. All the clones of Threes leave out important gameplay elements, making them stupidly easy.

about a week ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

Pope Re:The paper says... (96 comments)

So the Numbers Station folks aren't out of a job yet!

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Pope Re:Very subjective (382 comments)

LMAO commenting on websites is a "basic freedom" now?

about two weeks ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

Pope Re:Would it be weird? (126 comments)

And here I thought it was just a death wish.. Driving a motorcycle seems like a dangerous way to get places during rush hour. Driving a car scares me enough, I'd hate to be out there on two wheels trying to doge the stupid people, the gravel, AND the guy behind me who obviously don't pay attention to anything smaller than what they are driving.

So, why does that middle aged woman bring her Harley to work most of the time? I thought she did it for the parking space, because your above theory just doesn't apply to her.

Because they're fun to ride. If you're scared of being in a car already, then a motorcycle isn't for you.

about three weeks ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

Pope Re:This is chilling (790 comments)

Once read, it is no longer like a letter, it is business correspondence, and a warrant is no longer required.

This is extremely relevant in law. Recently, the former head of the CIA used unsent drafts stored in a drafts folder to communicate with a lover.

It's also how the 9/11 terrorists communicated with each other: one shared web email account, they just saved and edited drafts to write back and forth.

about a month ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Pope Re:$7142.85 (419 comments)

Spoken like a person who never owned a Macbook. I am a Linux guy, and I am by no stretch of the imagination an Apple fan, but misinformed hatred is just a form of ignorance.

Welcome to Slashdot!

about a month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

Pope Re:The only good thing (511 comments)

The Appalachians profit hugely from misery? That's new to me.

about a month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

Pope Re: Red Bull (511 comments)

LMAO, Taurine is not a stimulant.

about a month ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

Pope Re:So ... (227 comments)

Imagine a perfectly spherical chicken...

about a month ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Pope Re:Pft (962 comments)

and if he grabbed a man by the throat, what would've happened?

The same thing? Why would anyone put up with physical assault by a superior in the workplace?

about a month ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Pope Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

He means day one of Hamas' existence, silly. It's p. obvious that's what he meant.

about a month ago
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Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

Pope Re:meh, they're retail workers (68 comments)

Since when is Target a "small business?"

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Agrees To $450 Million Ebook Antitrust Settlement

Pope LMAO (91 comments)

Yeah, much better to let Amazon to run all the book publishers out of business. :rolleyes:

about a month and a half ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Pope Re:Why are you so worked up about this? (214 comments)

I don't remember people getting up in arms over Analog Rights Management.

about a month and a half ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Pope Re:So this means... (214 comments)

Porno movies don't cost ten or hundreds of millions to make, and don't employ dozens to hundreds of people to create.

about a month and a half ago

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